Obama Schools Romney
motherjones.com — The final presidential debate did not resolve much, but it showed, yet again, that Mitt Romney will say just about anything to win the White House. The current president had two tasks to accomplish at Debate 3: Foreign Policy Edition. First, Barack Obama had to tout his overseas achievements and beat back the right-wing attack that he is weak and feckless. Second, he had to knock Romney on the defensive and, once again, raise overarching questions about the Republican candidate's credibility and capabilities. Romney's mission was more simple: look reasonable and commander-in-chief-ish. A high-school debate coach would probably award the match on points to Obama, who was commanding and vigorously described his national security actions. Both candidates met their key goals, but Obama more so than Romney, who accomplished his mission by repeatedly ducking confrontations and often endorsing the president's own actions—even if that meant Romney was jettisoning his previous stances.